Buffalo Trace

Posted 21 March 2018

Blanton’s is a brand of Frankfort, Kentucky based Buffalo Trace – their bottling hall being named after Albert B. Blanton, one of the pioneers of the 20th Century bourbon industry. Introduced in 1984, by then distillery master Elmer T. Lee, in the year before his retirement, the Blanton’s brand focusses on single barrel bourbons (where bottles are drawn in batches, one cask at a time, and are not mixed or blended with any other barrels or spirits). The Gold Edition of Blanton’s draws its origins from the standard Single Barrel version, but it’s delivered with a bit more grunt at 51.5% ABV.


Posted 17 October 2017

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Four Grain has just been named Jim Murray’s Whisky of Year 2018 – moving it into the perma-unobtanium category which whisky fans all know and largely hate. I did get to try it whilst in the US earlier in the year, and like the rest of the E.H. Taylor Jr. Collection it’s very solid indeed. But, fear not, for whilst the Four Grain may be destined for liquid snow-globe status, there are plenty of interesting expressions in the E.H Taylor Jr. Collection worth exploring.  There are always malternatives my friends.


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